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May 24, 2016
 Courtenay Conrad and Emily Ritter co-hosted the 2016 Visions in Methodology (VIM) Conference, May 16-18, at UC Davis. VIM is designed to address the broad goal of supporting women who study political methodology.
May 24, 2016
Haifeng Huang's paper, "Propaganda as Siganling", was cited in a commentary on the Carnegie Moscow Center website.
May 12, 2016
This weekend, more than 900 degree candidates are expected to take part in the 11th commencement ceremonies at University of California, Merced, and commemorate the hard work that led to their momentous day. “Commencement marks a significant milestone in a student's life,” Chancellor Dorothy Leland...
May 5, 2016
Matt Hibbing's paper, "The Symbolic Benefits of Descriptive and Substantive Representation" (with Matthew Hayes), has been accepted for publication in Political Behavior.
April 29, 2016
 David Fortunato's paper, "Heuristics in Context" (with Randy Stevenson), has been accepted for publication inPolitical Science Research and Methods.
April 28, 2016
Graduate student Chanita Intawan has been awarded the 2016-2017 President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, a highly competitive campus-wide fellowship.
April 26, 2016
 Haifeng Huang's paper "Media, Protest Diffusion, and Authoritarian Resilience" was accepted for publication inPolitical Science Research and Methods.
April 25, 2016
David Fortunato was interviewed for an article on concealed guns in the Sacramento Bee
April 25, 2016
David Fortunato's paper, "All Economics Is Local: Spatial Aggregations of Economic Information" (with Laron Williams and Clint Swift), was accepted for publication in Political Science Research and Methods.
April 19, 2016
Professor Steve Nicholson and and graduate student Chelsea Coe's paper, "The Politics of Beauty: The Effects of Partisan Bias on Physical Attractiveness" (with Jason Emory and Anna V. Song), was accepted by Political Behavior and is now available on the journal's website.